Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Opens Thursday, 6.30pm. Tickets: $39-$140. Bookings: (02) 8215 4600 or online. Until November 7. Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival 2015 Female musicians from Canada, Cuba, the US and Australia converge on Sydney for the fourth celebration of women in jazz. Highlights include: Jane Bunnett & Maqueque, a fusion concert of Afro-Cuban rhythms, folk, jazz and soul led by twotime Grammy Award-nominee, saxophonist and flautist Jane Bunnett; founders of New York indie record label Hot Tone Records, Mimi Jones and Camille Thurman; and Australian artists Kristin Berardi and Fiona Joy. Foundry 616, 616 Harris Street, Ultimo. Opens Wednesday. Inquiries: (02) 9211 9442 or online. Until November 15. Heroes and Villains: Strutt’s Australia After ST Gill, this is another welcome exhibition devoted to an important but almost forgotten artist of 19th-century Australia. William Strutt (18251915) was a highly talented young man who began academic studies in Paris, yet never became a painter of the first rank. Like some other colonial artists, however, he was inspired by the new world of Australia, and produced a memorable vision of the terrifying Black Thursday fires and a large composition evoking the experience of a bushranger holdup, as well as fine portraits, images of colonial life and even plein-air studies. National Library of Australia, Parkes Place, Canberra. Daily, 10am-5pm. Admission free. Inquiries: (02) 6240 6411 or online. Until November 15.